Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Nora takes her first steps toward financial independence, trying her hand at a couple of jobs in an attempt to move out of her dad's house. (Comedy Central, US broadcast) [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I ACCUSE MY PARENTS Rewatch Season 5, Ep 7
Jimmy is a high-school student who writes essays about how great his family is, but in fact his home life is terrible. So, he goes right out and gets in trouble with the mob. Remember parents, if you don't throw your kid a birthday party they'll go out and crime it up, and lie about literally every. thing. Fortunately hamburgers dispensed by kindly diner owners are the cure for all moral lapses. Thank you cows, for being our huge lowing Jesuses! Previously Next week is the last episode in our poll tour. See inside for more information on MST Club.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE Rewatch Season 4, Ep 24
Resuffer! For Halloween this year, we've moved an episode up an week. Spend All Hallow's Eve with us, Torgo and the gang! Previously. And we've got a whole bunch more Halloween stuff before and after at MST Club this week!
Mystery Science Theater 3000: LASERBLAST Rewatch Season 7, Ep 6
Rewatch! A teen with a sad life finds a laser gun in the desert, which turns out to be a particularly bad influence on him. Fortunately the claymation lizard patrol is on the case. This was the last episode in the Comedy Central run of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Previously.
Rewatch! And of course we'll be rewatching it again when the Christmas thingy roll back around. There are now three Christmas movie episodes of MST3K; this is the one that's "classically" the worst, appearing on many lists of the worst of all time.I like the idea of it, the willingness to take an absurd premise seriously, and the energy (most of) the actors bring to it. But then there's Dropo.... Previously. [more inside]
Alternatino with Arturo Castro: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
In this sketch series, Arturo Castro attempts to navigate life as a Latin millennial in the U.S. Satirizing everything from modern dating to American culture to politics, Alternatino brings a fresh point of view to the Latinx experience. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: ALIEN FROM L.A. Rewatch Season 5, Ep 16
Rewatch! A young lady in California learns the oft-taught movie advice that, if she takes off her glasses and musses her hair a bit, men will be more attracted to her, and it only takes a trip to a dystopian underground civilization to learn it. This movie has a certain level of similarity to the Super Mario Bros. movie. This is a fan favorite episode, only the fourth episode P.M. (Post Mitchell), and back when it first aired it was the episode that really proved, after Joel left, that the show was going to be okay. Previously [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: ANGELS REVENGE Rewatch Season 6, Ep 22
Rewatch! Young women fight drug dealers in a tawdry production. Remember to shine your love! Previously
Mystery Science Theater 3000: GIRLS TOWN Rewatch Season 6, Ep 1
Rewatch! Silver is a rowdy young lady, committed to home for troubled teens Girls Town for a murder she didn't commit. The real culprit turns out to have done it in self-defense. Various people sing. Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CREEPING TERROR Rewatch Season 6, Ep 6
Rewatch! From the depths of OUTER SPACE comes a deadly shed containing two walking dirty carpets each festooned with vacuum cleaner attachments. Featuring the most ridiculous monsters in MST history, and that's saying something. What. A. Movie. This is the platonic ideal of a superbad z-grade monster movie. Terrible effects, horrible acting, a nonsensical script and nearly entirely dubbed dialogue. (muah) Exquisite! Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: OPERATION DOUBLE 007 Rewatch Season 5, Ep 8
Rewatch! Sean Connery's brother sure can do a lot. Plastic surgery, hypnosis, martial arts and so on. His brother's taken time off to go to the future to worship a huge flying head, so Secret Agent Central Casting sent him instead. He's up against an evil organization that somehow convinced a flotilla of clothes-averse young women to work for them, in capacities ranging from showgirl distraction brigade to movie screen. M and Moneypenny are involved somehow. In case you couldn't tell, this is an extremely silly movie and fully deserving being thrown against a wall and mocked by joke-making machines.Previously.
South Park: Time to Get Cereal Season 22, Ep 6
When dead citizens start popping up all over town, the boys realize they need Al Gore’s help. The boys are willing to do almost anything to save the town, and themselves, but it may be too late. [more inside]
Drunk History: Halloween Season 5, Ep 13
History is made, with the first ever Halloween Special aired in July. Derek Waters has Allan McLeod telling the story of the Curse of Giles Corey (Rich Fulcher), accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Tess Lynch follows with Elizabeth Krebs (Allison Tolman), the founder of modern Halloween, and Greg Tuculescu closes the season with Vlad the Impaler (Seth Rogen). [more inside]
Drunk History: Death Season 5, Ep 12
It gets a bit grim in this episode, as Derek Waters tackles death with Steve Berg and Montgomery Meigs (Jason Ritter), the Civil War Quartermaster General who decided to bury Union troops on Robert E. Lee's estate, Jimmy O. Yang and the plot to steal Lincoln's body and finally JD Ryznar who tells us the story of train robber Elmer McCurdy (Justin Long), who became an attraction after his demise.
Drunk History: The Middle Ages Season 5, Ep 11
Derek Waters goes medieval with Hillary Anne Matthews, on the heroine of France Joan of Arc (Vanessa Hudgens), Shaun Diston who tells the story of Temjuin (Jimmy O. Yang), the Mongol warlord who became Genghis Khan after defeating his blood brother Jamukha (Randall Park), and Daryl Johnson closes off with Mansa Musa (Donald Faison), the emperor of Mali and richest person in history, who led an historic pilgrimage to Mecca.
Drunk History: Animals Season 5, Ep 10
Derek Waters brings in Claudia O'Doherty to tell the story of the 1508 trial of the rats in Autun, France, Mae Withman on the creation of the ASPCA by Henry Bergh (Samm Levine), and Rich Fulcher closes with Wilhelm Von Osten (John Michael Higgins) and his counting horse, Clever Hans.
Drunk History: Heists Season 5, Ep 9
Get your masks, striped turtlenecks and catsuits ready, because it's heist time. Mark Gagliardi tells the story of Vincenzo Peruggia (Jack Black) who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, Brendon Walsh dicks around the Santa Claus Bank Robbery led by Marshall Ratliff (Johnny Knoxville) and Rachel Bloom closes with the capture of war criminal Adolf Heichman (Weird Al).
Drunk History: World War II Season 5, Ep 8
The second half of the fifth season begins with stories about the WWII: the ghost army of inflatable tanks and sandbag troops to trick Nazi observation forces (John Lutz), Frank Emi and the civil disobedience at the Heart Mountain Japanese internment camp (Randall Park) and Hitler's nephew, who fought for the US (Lyric Lewis).
Drunk History: Drunk Mystery Season 5, Ep 7
It's mystery time! Alison Rich, Kyle Mooney, and Georgia Hardstark tell the story of the disappearance of Agatha Christie (Kirsten Dunst), D.B. Cooper (Taran Killam), perpetrator of America's only unsolved airplane hijacking, and the menacing phantom letters of Circleville. [more inside]
Drunk History: Underdogs Season 5, Ep 6
Derek Waters, Solomon Georgio, Jon Gabrus, and Jennie Pierson get together and raise a glass to the underdogs: Fred Rogers (Colin Hanks) and his quest for continued federal support for quality PBS childrens' programming, Ida Tarbell (Shannon Woodward), the journalist who helped take down the one of the largest monopolies in US history, John D. Rockefeller's (John Ennis) Standard Oil, and Maya Lin (Kimiko Glenn), the designer of the Vietnam War Memorial.
Drunk History: Civil Rights Season 5, Ep 5
Derek Waters has a drink with Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Crissle West,and Suzi Barrett to talk about Civil Rights. Emmeline Pankhurst (Tatiana Maslany) and Edith Garrud (Maria Blasucci) leading the Sufragettes literal fight to vote in England, the Birmingham Children's March with Gwendolyn Sanders (Eris Baker) and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Sheaun McKinney), and Dr. Frank Bowe (Sean Berdy) and the Section 504 sit-in led by Judy Heumann (Ali Stroker).
Drunk History: Sex Season 5, Ep 4
Right on time to Valentine's Day, Derek Waters takes a page from the Salt-N-Pepa playbook and talks about sex with Alison Rich, Gabe Liedman, and Katie Nolan. Topics are the creation of Planned Parenthood by Margaret Sanger (Amber Tamblyn) leading to the creation of the pill by Dr. Gregory Pincus (Jason Mantzoukas), sexologist Alfred and Clara Kinsey (Josh Charles and Jillian Bell), and Gloria Steinem's (Abbi Jacobson) undercover investigation and exposé on Playboy Clubs.
Drunk History: Game changers Season 5, Ep 3
This week, Derek Waters joins Questlove to talk about Turntablism (with O'shea Jackson Jr., Method Man and Miles Brown), Carl Tart tells the story of Motown Records founder Berry Gordon (Bryan Tyree Henry) and Diana Ross (Tymberlee Hill), and Ashley Nicole Black explains how Nichelle Nichols (Raven Symoné) went on from almost quitting Star Trek only to continue at Dr. Martin Luther King's (Jaleel White) plea to star in the first interracial kiss on TV and volunteering with a NASA diversity program.
Drunk History: Dangerous Minds Season 5, Ep 2
Derek Waters has a drink or twenty with Chris Romano to talk about Russian mystic Rasputin (Jerry O'Connell), Doug Jones about Oxford English Dictionary contributor W.C. Minor (Bob Odenkirk), and Duncan Trussell about early rocket engineer and Thelemite occultist Jack Parsons (Taran Killam).
Drunk History: Heroines Season 5, Ep 1
Paget Brewster tells the story of Deborah Sampson (Evan Rachel Wood), the first woman to take a bullet for America, Tiffany Haddish goes with Rose Valland (Busy Philipps), a museum curator who recorded the whereabouts of art plundered by the Nazis in Vichy France and Amber Ruffin selects Clara Barton (Mandy Moore), founder of the American Red Cross.
Review: Series Finale Season 3, Ep 3
Review wraps up its final season. [more inside]
Review: Third season Season 3, Ep 0
Forrest MacNeil returns for his life's work, having survived the fall from the bridge at the end of season 2.
Moonbeam City: The Wedding of Rad (Lie) Season 1, Ep 10
The Deluxiado crime family opens a new casino, the Thermospherion, and Pizzaz decide it's time to hunt the extremely elusive Don Segatore. By a stroke of luck (or two or even three), Rad gets him and sets the plot in motion. [more inside]
Moonbeam City: The Legend of Circuit Lake Season 1, Ep 9
After Dazzle sweet-talks a compromising tape from Rad's past out of records, Rad finds a mysterious stranger that helps Rad go into cyberspace and jack off Dazzle
Moonbeam City: Stuntzstravaganza Season 1, Ep 8
As Dazzle loses his #1 parking space to Rad in a tight street race, he turns to the only person that can help with the quintriple flip ‘n split stunt - his father Razzle (Adam West). As he ventures into the world of professional stuntmen, Rad can't find his parking stub, and the situation escalates from there.
Moonbeam City: Cop Con Season 1, Ep 7
Pizzaz cuts a deal so that the gangs don't overtake the city while every officer is on Moonbeam City's Gigaplace Hoteloplex for the yearly police department convention. While inside the convention things take a darker turn, outside they get to experience life without the police.
Moonbeam City: Quest for Aquatica Season 1, Ep 4
Dazzle presents his report on murder statistics (shot, stab and shabbed) in Moonbeam City, and it's his birthday! During the party, he meets Commander Blade H. Tate (Patrick Warburton), Chrysalis father, but Pizzazz wants him to attend the mandatory CPR classes. After escaping the police station, he re-opens a suicide investigation by Rad, the unwanted third testicle on the dick of life, and then things get weird.
Moonbeam City: The Strike Visualizer Strikes Again Season 1, Ep 3
Dazzle starts a friendship with an artist. Meanwhile, a killer called the Moonbeam Maniac is terrorizing the city.
Moonbeam City: Lights! Camera! Reenaction! Season 1, Ep 2
Following the arrest of a vicious bicycle thief during Moonbeam City's 8th Annual Children's Rave, Dazzle is invited to appear on true-crime show Crime Zappers by host Vex Mullery (John O'Hurley). However, after being underwhelmed by the production values of television reenactment, he takes control of the shooting and everything spirals out of control.
Moonbeam City: Mall Hath No Fury Season 1, Ep 1
After failing to arrest up-and-coming criminal El Diablo Malo, Dazzle Novak is tasked to capture him in 5 days, or lose his #1 cop mug... for good. This until he discovers a new assignment, and this time, his heart is in charge. [more inside]
Inside Amy Schumer: Cool With It Season 3, Ep 2
Amy takes off her makeup; going out to a strip club; Amy dates a rap star.
Inside Amy Schumer: Milk Milk Lemonade Season 3, Ep 1
Sketches include Footbal Town Nights, Last F*ckable Day, and Milk, Milk, Lemonade (clips NSFW). [more inside]
Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Broad City' And Required Reading
On this week's show, the Comedy Central half-hour Broad City and the many hours we spent reading classics because we had to. (And sometimes wanted to.) [more inside]